[tlhIngan Hol] qep'a' 2021 new word puns

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Tue Jul 27 23:18:04 PDT 2021

Am 27.07.2021 um 02:39 schrieb James Landau:
> lIS'ab (rodent) -- like Basil the Rat, from Fawlty Towers

I'm not so sure that rat is so important in that show. My first guess
was the same name, from a movie title "Basil the Great Mouse Detective".
It might be both, of course.


One other thing, which is not a pun, but a useful background: Maltz said
there are two words for Korea, and this was confusing for Klingons.

The Korean language has two different names for the southern and the
northern part. In North Korea, it is called Chosŏn, which refers to an
ancient kingdom Go-Joseon. See Klingon spelling {choSan}. South Korea is
called Hanguk (roughly translated as "Han-Empire"). Klingon spelling

As the definition was given for "Korea" only, it is possible that in the
future, the parts are re-united into one country, which explains why
Klingons use both terms.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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